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Mock Admissions: Accept, Wait List or Deny
Posted 04/19/2016 04:13PM

Accept, Wait List, Deny

We are excited to announce our annual College Admission Case Studies Program on Monday, April 25, at 7 pm in the Upper School Meeting Room.

The Case Studies program is designed to give the Class of 2017 students and parents a behind-the-scenes look into application review and the selection process followed by college admission offices. We are extremely fortunate to be joined by admissions deans and directors from across the country who will lead parents and students through this valuable exercise. 

Parents and students will be divided into discussion groups (each numbering about 20) and will serve as mock admission committees. Each committee will discuss and debate the credentials of four "applicants" and decide whether to admit, wait list or deny. 

To prepare for their role as admissions officers, juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to review the applications that were mailed home several weeks ago. Please bring the applications, and your questions, to the program. The admissions officers joining us will expect that you have already read the cases. They are all tremendous teachers and look forward to helping you better understand application review and the admission decision-making processes (once described as “the art of educated guesswork” by the former Dean of Admissions at Princeton University).


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Penn Charter

A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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